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Mulder is a Dutch language toponymic surname. It is an archaic Dutch word for "miller" (modern Dutch: molenaar). With 38,207 people in the Netherlands named Mulder, it was the 12th most common name there in 2007.[1] In Belgium the form De Mulder ("the miller") is more common.[2] The surname Mulder is also an occupational name of German origin, meaning "the maker of wooden bowls", from Middle High German mulde ‘bowl’, ‘trough’, or ‘tub’ + the agent suffix -er.[3]

Notable people with this name include:


De Mulder / Demulder[edit]


Fictional characters[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Mulder at the Database of Surnames in The Netherlands
  2. ^ De Mulder at
  3. ^ Mulder Name Meaning Mulder Family History (
  4. ^ Gabi Mulder - OAK & BONE
  5. ^ Gea Mulder - Encyclopaedia Metallum